Definition of Throttlebottom

  1. :  an innocuously inept and futile person in public office

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Origin and Etymology of throttlebottom

after Alexander Throttlebottom, character in the musical comedy Of Thee I Sing (1931) by George S. Kaufman born 1899 & Morris Ryskind born 1895 American playwrights

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to cast off or become cast off

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